Training informal caregivesr of patients with stoke improved patient and caregiver quality of life and reduced costs

November 2004
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2004, Vol. 141 Issue 3, p67
Academic Journal
The article presents a commentary on the study, which concluded that in patients with stroke, training caregivers in basic nursing tasks and facilitation of personal care techniques improve patient and caregiver outcomes and reduce costs. The article concludes that training informal caregivers of patients with stroke improved patient and caregiver mood and quality of life and reduced costs but did not affect patient mortality, institutionalization, or functioning. For this, 300 patients (median age 76 y, 53% men) were admitted to the stroke unit and their caregivers to reach on a conclusion.


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